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Recommendation Letters

Recommendation Letters

Batina Jombuni, Staffer
January 16, 2016
Filed under Academics

Recommendation letters deadlines are here. Make sure to go to Smoky’s website to see all the information that is needed. If your are not aware of what to do, meet up with Mrs. Connally in the Post-Grad center. “I will be more than glad to help students with the process of  recommendatio...

Handful of Flames

Handful of Flames

Kyle Rolfe, Staffer
January 15, 2016
Filed under Academics

L Chemistry teacher Jonathan Behrman spent his 1R class teaching students to create chemical reactions. In class students performed balancing equations, chemical reactions, and identifying the type of reaction that occurred. Students took copper string and placed it in a test tube and poured si...

Chemical Apple Pie

Chemical Apple Pie

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under Academics

Students in Mrs. Paricio’s honors chemistry classes have an extra credit opportunity to make an Apple pie without the apples called, Chemical Apple Pie. In order to get the extra credit, students must make the pie and give a slice to their parents or a guardian to taste. After the parent or guardian...

Incoming Freshmen Parent Information Night

Incoming Freshmen Parent Information Night

Myah Pitter, Staffer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Incoming Freshman Parent Information Night will be held Thurs., Jan. 14, 6:30p.m. - 8:15p.m. in the Auditorium. The Smoky Hill High School website states that if you are a parent of a prospective International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) student, you are required to attend the mandato...

Juniors will take ACT, Spring 2016

Juniors will take ACT, Spring 2016

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
January 11, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

CDE says in a press conference, even though Colorado is transitioning to SAT exams, this year's Juniors will take the ACT. Sophomores and the on going classes will take the SAT. “This is a relief to our community and hopefully our Department of Education sticks with this decision,” said Quintana...

December’s Top Ten Checked Out Books

December’s Top Ten Checked Out Books

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
January 7, 2016
Filed under Academics, Student Life

Listen up book worms, the highest trending books for the month of December have been released. These are the top ten most popular books at Smoky Hill for the month of December. It’s time to come back from your break and catch up on reading. 5th Wave: (Author:Rick Yancey) A desperate teen tr...

2015 Finals Schedule

2015 Finals Schedule

Mýah Pitter, Staffer
December 8, 2015
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!

Starting on Tuesday, December 15 to December 16, students will be taking their first semester finals from 7:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m, and on Thursday, December 17, students will be taking their finals form 7:10 a.m.-10:25 a.m. “I have already started studying for my finals,” sophomore, Kendra Larrea said. ...

November’s Most Checked Out Books

November’s Most Checked Out Books

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Academics

Listen up book worms, the highest trending books for the month of November have been released. These are the top ten most popular books at Smoky Hill for the month of November. The Boy in Striped Pajamas: Drama/Historical set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight year ol...

Does Aspirin Cause Reyes Syndrome?

Does Aspirin Cause Reyes Syndrome?

Autumn Olson, Staffer
November 28, 2015
Filed under Academics, News

Usually when teenagers or kids feel achy and sick, their parents reach over for the aspirin. However, a recent study shows that giving aspirin to teenagers or kids with a viral infections could increase the risk of getting reye syndrome. Reye's syndrome is a serious condition that causes swelling in the brain,...

S.T.E.A.M a Palooza: Junkyard Challenge

S.T.E.A.M a Palooza: Junkyard Challenge

Mýah Pitter, Staffer
November 17, 2015
Filed under Academics

According to the Smoky Hill High School website, on Saturday, Nov. 21, the S.T.E.A.M a Palooza: Junkyard Challenge is hosting a day of science, technology, engineering, art and math, at Grandview High School, from nine a.m. to three p.m. As stated on the website, students, families, and community me...

AVID

AVID

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
November 5, 2015
Filed under Academics, Student Life

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID  is replaced as an elective if you decide to take it. The AVID program focuses on  college preparation, academic instruction, motivational activities and tutorial support. “I have been in AVID since middle school. AVID helped me so ...

CU DECA Invitational

CU DECA Invitational

Krystal Limon, Staffer
November 1, 2015
Filed under Academics

Oct 30, students from Legacy middle school, Thunder Ridge middle school , Pickens middle school, Horizon middle school, Highlands Ranch high school, Thornton high school, Northglenn high school, Fossil Ridge middle school, Ponderosa middle school, Smoky Hill high school, and Monarch high school attended...

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